LABORATORY of THEORETICAL ARCHAEOLOGY


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is Turning Archaeology into a True Science.

I know a giant and strange hymn
which announces in the night of the soul a dawn,
and these pages are from this hymn
cadences that the air dilates in the shadows.

Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer (1836-1870), “Rhymes”.
ARCHAEOLOGY AS A TRUE SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINE
  • Are you ready? The future of Archaeology as a true scientific discipline is coming here...
  • The Laboratory of Theoretical Archaeology is working hard on it.
  • We are developing the Archaeology of Social Phenomena.
  • This is a scientific revolution that is transforming Archaeology into a true science.
  • What you see here is only the tip of the iceberg...
  • What happens when you create a new science and your research is always at the forefront? The answer is easy: almost nobody is going to quote you. The prevailing system does not work in this case. It is the price to pay because we are questioning the established scientific paradigm with incontrovertible evidence.
  • However, this thunderous silence reveals the inability to refute the evidence provided, which implies a tacit recognition of these scientific discoveries.
  • When the scientific community does not recognize the obvious, it not only remains in doubt, but it discredits itself. It is then that official science stops doing true science. And those who commit such wrongdoing do not deserve any respect.
  • Processual archaeology, structuralist archaeology, Marxist archaeology? No. Archaeology can only be scientific. Is there a processual, structuralist or Marxist physics? No. It is inconceivable.
ABOUT THE LABORATORY OF THEORETICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
  • The Laboratory of Theoretical Archaeology is a private scientific research center devoted to the theoretical, quantitative and computational archaeology of social phenomena.
  • It was founded in Graus, Spain, where it was established from 2014 to 2019. Since then it is based in Pina de Ebro, Zaragoza, Spain.
SOME OF ITS MOST RELEVANT ACHIEVEMENTS
No one has ever come this far with so few means and everything against.
  • Discovery of economic fluctuations in ancient societies through their mortuary record (1993).
  • Economic cycles of Iberian civilization were isolated (1993).
  • It was discovered that monetary devaluations and inflationary situations can be detected and isolated from the mortuary record of ancient Rome (2010).
  • Undeniable empirical demonstration that the collapse of classical Mesoamerican civilizations was codified in the mortuary record (2014).
  • It was shown that the Argaric collapse in the Bronze Age was recorded in the grave goods (2016).
  • Evidence on the connection between thermodynamics and the archaeology of social phenomena was provided (2018-2019).
  • The fundamental law of the archaeology of social phenomena was stated (2019).
  • Nomothetic archaeology is here! Archaeology is becoming a true predictive science (2020).
DIRECTOR
  • Dr. Pascual Izquierdo-Egea
    (Scientific Researcher, Editor of Arqueol. Iberoam., Spain)
LINES OF RESEARCH
  • Theoretical, Quantitative & Computational Archaeology
  • Archaeology of Social Phenomena. A new true scientific discipline.
  • Economic archaeology of grave goods.
  • Archaeology of economic fluctuations and social changes.
  • Economic fluctuations and social changes in Antiquity.
  • Measurement of internal conflict in past societies through the mortuary record.
    Archaeology of social conflict.
  • Archeology of social inequality, conflict and the level of resources available.
  • Archaeology of cultural change and urban development.
  • Archeology of the risk of collapse and war in ancient societies.
  • Thermodynamics and the Archaeology of Social Phenomena.
  • Application of the archaeology of social phenomena to current world.
  • Development of a new technique to quantify the wealth distribution through the mortuary record.
  • Monetary economics of grave goods. Isolation of currency devaluations in Roman cemeteries. Detecting inflation.
  • Development of computer applications. NECRO 2.2 statistical analysis program.
THE FIRST LAW OF THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF SOCIAL PHENOMENA
  • “In the absence of premeditated ideological manipulation, social phenomena are recorded in the material remains of a society” (Izquierdo-Egea 2019).
RESEARCH IN PROGRESS
  • Thermodynamics and the archaeology of social phenomena.
  • Pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica. Analysis of the mortuary record of Teotihuacan.
  • Roman Archaeology. Comparative analysis of the mortuary record from Roman cemeteries in France.
FORTHCOMING PAPERS
  • Social Classes in Precapitalist Societies? (2020).
  • Teotihuacan and the Fluctuations of Mesoamerican Economy (2021).
SPONSORSHIP & DONATIONS
  • You can support our research through a donation.
BIBLIOGRAPHY / SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTION

1991. Un programa informático para el análisis funerario en arqueología (A computer program for mortuary analysis in archaeology). Complutum 1: 133-142. ISSN 1131-6993.

1996-97 [2000]. Fluctuaciones económicas y cambios sociales en la protohistoria ibérica (Economic fluctuations and social changes in Iberian protohistory). Arx 2-3: 107-138. ISSN 1137-8646.

2009. Pozo Moro y los cambios socio-económicos de la protohistoria ibérica durante los siglos V y IV antes de nuestra era (Pozo Moro and the socio-economic changes of Iberian protohistory during the 5th and 4th centuries BC). Arqueol. Iberoam. 2: 5-23. ISSN 1989-4104.

2010. Fluctuaciones económicas en la Ampurias romana de época alto-imperial (Economic fluctuations in Roman Ampurias during early imperial times). Arqueol. Iberoam. 7: 3-38. ISSN 1989-4104.

2011. Mailhac y las fluctuaciones económicas de la protohistoria ibérica arcaica (550-450 a. C.) (Mailhac and the economic fluctuations of early Iberian protohistory, 550-450 BC). Arqueol. Iberoam. 11: 3-25. ISSN 1989-4104.

2012. Economic Archaeology of Grave Goods. Advances in Archaeology 1. Graus. ISSN 2254-187X. ISBN 978-84-939589-1-6.

2012. Baelo Claudia y Pollentia: nuevas evidencias sobre las fluctuaciones económicas en la Hispania romana de los siglos I-II d. C. (Baelo Claudia and Pollentia: new evidence on the economic fluctuations in Roman Spain during the first and second centuries AD). Arqueol. Iberoam. 14: 3-16. ISSN 1989-4104.

2012. Fluctuaciones económicas en la Ampurias del siglo V antes de nuestra era (Economic fluctuations in Ampurias during the fifth century BC). Arqueol. Iberoam. 16: 3-10. ISSN 1989-4104.

2013. On the Contextual Valuation Method and the Economic Archaeology of Grave Goods.
Advanced Archaeology 1: 3-12. ISSN 2255-5455.

2013. Vaugrignon and the Economic Fluctuations of the Gauls during the Second and First Centuries BC. Arqueol. Iberoam. 20: 29-40. ISSN 1989-4104.

2014. Prehispanic Economic Fluctuations in the Balsas River Basin, Mexico.
Arqueol. Iberoam. 23: 3-30. ISSN 1989-4104.

2014. Tyre and the Fluctuations of Phoenician Economy during the 8th Century BC.
Arqueol. Iberoam. 24: 5-20. ISSN 1989-4104.

2015. A Statistical Technique to Measure Social Conflict through the Archaeological Record.
Arqueol. Iberoam. 25: 5-18. ISSN 1989-4104.

2015. The Late Classic Collapse among the Maya of Uaxactun, Guatemala and Barton Ramie, Belize according to the Mortuary Record. Arqueol. Iberoam. 27: 12-32. ISSN 1989-4104.

2016. Calculating the Available Resource Level from the Mesoamerican Mortuary Record.
Arqueol. Iberoam. 29: 62-67. ISSN 1989-4104.

2016. Measuring Fluctuations in the Argaric Economy through the Mortuary Record.
Arqueol. Iberoam. 30: 77-90. ISSN 1989-4104.

2016. Monte Alban and the Classic Collapse from the Mortuary Record.
Arqueol. Iberoam. 32: 52-60. ISSN 1989-4104.

2017. Fundamentos de la arqueología de los fenómenos sociales I
(Foundations of the Archaeology of Social Phenomena I).
Advances in Archaeology 3. Graus. ISSN 2254-187X.

2017. Corinth and the Fluctuations of Greek Economy during the 5th Century BC.
Arqueol. Iberoam. 36: 87-96. ISSN 1989-4104.

2018. Implementing an Index that Weighs the Impact of a Scientific Journal Based on its Early Age.
Arqueol. Iberoam. 37: 31-39. ISSN 1989-4104.

2018. Leslie A. White and the Objective Measurement of Human Culture Change.
Arqueol. Iberoam. S2: 15-18. ISSN 1989-4104.

2018. Implementing a Statistical Equation to Measure Collapse in Ancient Mesoamerica.
Arqueol. Iberoam. S2: 23-26. ISSN 1989-4104.

2018. A Comparison between Phase Transitions and Social Conflicts Applied to the Ancient Mesoamerican Civilizations. Arqueol. Iberoam. 38: 50-54. ISSN 1989-4104.

2018. Implementing a More Objective Index to Measure the Relevance and Impact of Scientific Journals.
Arqueol. Iberoam. S3: 28-34. ISSN 1989-4104.

2018. A Statistical Equation to Measure the War Risk in Pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica.
Arqueol. Iberoam. 39: 67-70. ISSN 1989-4104.

2018. Boltzmann and the Connection of Thermodynamics with the Archaeology of Social Phenomena.
Arqueol. Iberoam. 40: 101-104. ISSN 1989-4104.

2019. A New Bibliometric Index to Measure the Impact of Scientific Production.
Arqueol. Iberoam. 41: 41-44. ISSN 1989-4104.

2019. Measuring the Degree of Urban Development through the Mortuary Record.
Arqueol. Iberoam. 42: 50-53. ISSN 1989-4104.

2019. On the Fundamental Law of the Archaeology of Social Phenomena.
Arqueol. Iberoam. 43: 67-70. ISSN 1989-4104.

2019. Thermodynamics and the Archaeology of Social Phenomena.
Arqueol. Iberoam. 44: 80-87. ISSN 1989-4104.

2020. On the Law of Conflict in the Archaeology of Social Phenomena.
Arqueol. Iberoam. 45: 29-34. ISSN 1989-4104.

2020. Nomothetic Archaeology: A Revolution in Progress.
Arqueol. Iberoam. 45: 101-104. ISSN 1989-4104.


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